Bangladesh records 407 virus cases, death toll hits 8,400

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-02-27 15:59:29 BdST

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A health worker prepares a dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University vaccination centre on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

Bangladesh has logged 407 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 545,831.

The death toll climbed to 8,400 after five fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, according to data released by the government.

Another 609 people recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the tally of recoveries to 496,107.

As many as 12,348 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 3.30 percent.

The latest official figures put the recovery rate at 90.89 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.54 percent.

Globally, over 113.45 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 2.51 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.